The rise of online cable TV and video on demand services have been a god send for sports fans across the world. No longer are you beholden to the merciless TV scheduling gods; now you can catch up on all the latest sports games at your own leisure, even if you can’t catch them live. This is no different for NFL games, and a range of options are available to catch up on the latest football games as well as to access other content such as news and commentary. With that said, here’s a quick run-down of the best online options for NFL fans:
NFL Sunday Ticket
For customers in the United States, DirectTV now offers exclusive licensing rights to offer viewer the fan favourite NFL Sunday Ticket show. If you have a DirectTV package, this service gives you access to every out of market televised NFL game as well as extras like a ‘Game-Tracker’ with stats and pre-game shows.
The NFL Network is a live, 24-hour cable TV channel which gives NFL junkies a constant stream of uninterrupted video content. The NFL Network is offered through terrestrial and satellite cable TV as well as a solid online offering. Through the NFL Network app, users can live stream video content to their device of choice for the ultimate NFL experience on the go. This is a perfect option for catching up on all the latest NFL news and games on your daily commute or at the gym.
Streaming Service Providers
Football fans can also catch up on NFL games through select streaming services such as NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime, and Twitch. Whilst the schedules are still being settled for the latest seasons, if you have a pre-existing subscription for any of these services this makes a great option for sports fans looking to get their fix without having to subscribe to an expensive dedicate sports package through their cable TV provider.
As the most well established channel for live sports, ESPN does not disappoint sports fans with their online presence. Both the website and the mobile apps are a great way to keep up to date with the latest NFL games and news. If you have an ESPN subscription through your cable TV provider, you can use this to watch cable TV online and stream live games through the website and app. If you have an Android or iOS device, a standalone mobile app is available called WatchESPN which gives you access to all this live content and more on the go.
FOX Sports Go
Much like some of the above apps such as WatchESPN, the FOX Sports Go app gives existing Fox Sports subscribers access to live sports content online. Whilst not as full featured as other platforms, it does give users access to all the live content hosted on the FOX cable TV channel.